Katonah-Lewisboro's union for administrative officials has agreed to a health insurance change like that of its counterparts who represent teachers and maintenance workers.
The deal between the district and the Katonah Lewisboro District Association of Administrators and Supervisors (KLAAS) was approved by the school board on Thursday in a unanimous vote. The union represents officials including the district's principals and assistant principals.
As a result, KLAAS members, who include principals and assistant principals, will switch from the self-insured POMCO program to the New York State Health Insurance Program, which is also called NYSHIP.
KLAAS is the third an final union in the district to agree to the change. In May, the Katonah Lewisboro District Teachers Association (KLDTA) consented, with the Katonah-Lewisboro Support Staff Association (KLSSA) following in June.
The intent of the switch is to stabilize Katonah-Lewisboro's insurance costs.
“That's a very, very big deal," said school board President Charles Day, noting that the three unions have each agreed to it.
The district secured a new contract with KLSSA in connection with its switch. The board is still in talks for new contracts with KLDTA and KLAAS.